New Snow Angels program recognizes good neighbours this winter

Do you have a neighbour who gives their time to help clear your snow? A new program, launched by the Town of Whitby, gives residents the opportunity to recognize Snow Angels who help to clear the snow and ice off their neighbours’ driveways and/or sidewalks.

“The heavy snow and ice in winter can be a challenge, especially for Whitby’s seniors and residents with mobility challenges,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “Whitby is a caring community and this new program will help recognize those who lend a helping hand.”

Through February 28, residents can nominate someone in the community by completing a form online or at any Town facility. Residents will then be sent a special Snow Angel toque and letter of appreciation from the Town that they can give to their Snow Angel as thanks.

For more on the program or to recognize a Snow Angel, visit whitby.ca/seniors.

The Town also provides snow-clearing assistance to residents with mobility challenges through its annual Windrow Program. Snow is plowed from the sidewalks and snow plow piles (windrows) in front of each registered program participant’s home after 10 centimetres of snow has fallen.

To register for the Windrow program, visit whitby.ca/snow.

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